Links to Contemporary Tool Sources

Many of the tools in the Davistown Museum exhibition An Archaeology of Tools are obtained courtesy of the Liberty Tool Co., located across the street from the museum, or from the Hulls Cove Tool Barn near Bar Harbor, Maine.  Thousands of woodworkers and timber framers visit these stores every year; many are frustrated because they can't obtain high quality hand-forged 19th century edge tools in good condition in sufficient quantities to satisfy their needs.  The purpose of these links to contemporary tool sources is to provide an alternative source of the best quality contemporary new tools to supplement the dwindling supply of 19th-century-made edge tools.  Visitors to this section of the website are urged to contact us with additional suggestions as to other sources and manufacturers of high quality edge tools of any type.  We are particularly interested in listing independent blacksmiths and edge toolmakers who may not have websites but who may be willing to make special order hand-forged edge tools.  We are also interested in your opinion on the quality of the tools sold by the various vendors listed below.

This list also includes traditional crafters who work with tools.

Tool Makers:

Adriaan Gerber, Bladesmith: 233 Mill Road, Lamoine, ME 04605, (207) 667-1307. sharp@adriaangerberknives.com.

Adria Toolworks Inc.: 4739 Chancellor Blvd., Vancouver, BC V6T 1C8 Canada, (604) 710-5748.

Allcraft Jewelry Supply Company: 135 W 29th St New York, NY 10001, (212) 279-7077.

Ashley Isles (Edge Tools) Inc.: East Kirkby, Spilsby, Lincolnshire, PE23 4DD, United Kingdom, Telephone: 01790 763372, Fax: 01790 763610.

Barr Specialty Tools: Box 4335, McCall, Idaho 83638, 800-235-4452.

Blackburn Tools: PO Box 263, Unionville, PA  19375. (610)470-3160. isaac@blackburntools.com.

Bokenamp's Forge: Loudonville, Ohio. 419-994-3405.

Brain Press: Box 1624, Ste M, Calgary, Alberta, T2P 2L7, Canada.

Brent Bailey: Various forge tools and metalwork. 3626 County Road P, Orland, California  95963. 530-865-4176.

Bridge City Tools: (800) 253-3332.

Caleb James: Planemaker. calebjames@me.com

Clark & Williams:104 Jordan Drive, Eureka Springs, AR 72632, (479) 981-1313.

Classic Hand Tools: + 44 01473 424 304.

CousinsMaterial House Ltd.: Unit J, Chesham Close, Romford, Essex RM7 7PJ, UK, +44 (0) 1708 757800.

Daed Toolworks: 3255 W Birdsong Ct, Greenfield, IN 46140, (317) 861-7419.

Don Fogg Custom Knives and Swords: 98 Lake St., Auburn, Maine  04210, 205-522-8646.

Flexcut Tool Company, Inc.: 8105 Hawthorne Drive, Erie, PA 16509, 800-524-9077, (814) 864-7855.

FROSTS KNIVFABRIK AB: Box 425, 792 27 Mora, Sweden, +46(0)250-59 29 00.

Garland Manufacturing Company: P.O. Box 538, Saco, Maine 04072, 207-283-3693, Fax: 207-283-4834.

Garrett Wade Co., Inc.: 161 Avenue of the Americas, New York NY 10013, 800 221-2942, Fax 800 566-9525.

Glen-Drake Tool Works: P. O. Box 2747, Fort Bragg, CA 95437, (707) 961-1569.

Gränsfors Bruks AB: S-820 70 Bergsjö, Sweden, +46 652 71090.

Gyokucho Saws

Haas factory Outlet: 651 Day Hill Rd., Windsor, CT  06095. (860)836-5397, (888)622-4857. mlapointe@hfotrident.com.

Hamilton Woodworks: 1698 South Pianalto Rd., Tontitown, AR 72762. jeff@hamiltontools.com

Hock Tools: 16650 Mitchell Creek Drive, Fort Bragg, California 95437, (707) 964-2782.

H. N. T. Gordon & Co.: 50 Northcott Cres, Altonsville, NSW  2477 Australia.

Henry Taylor Tools Ltd.: The Forge, Peacock Estate, Livesey Street, Sheffield S6 2BL England, (0114) 234 0282 & 234 0321. Highland Woodworking: 1045 North Highland Avenue NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30306, (800) 241-6748.

Japan Woodworker

Lee Valley Tools Ltd. and Veritas® Tools Inc.: P.O. Box 1780, Ogdensburg, NY 13669-6780, 800-871-8158.

Lehman's Hardware: One Lehman Circle, P.O. Box 321, Kidron, OH 44636, 877-438-5346.

Lie-Nielsen Toolworks Inc.: P.O. Box 9, Warren, ME 04864-0009, 800-327-2520, 207-273-1520.

Matt Bickford: Haddam Neck, CT. (860)227-2658. matt@msbickford.com

Micro Mark: 340 Snyder Avenue, Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922, 1-800-225-1066 or 1-908-464-2984.

Moose Trax Forge: Jack Harrill, PO Box 411, Bingham, ME 04920, 207-672-3988.

N.C. Black Company: (336) 719-0774.

Otto Frei: 126 2nd Street Oakland, California 94607, 800-772-3456.

Pfeil Tools: F. Zulauf Messerschmiede, und Werzeugsfabrikations AG, Dennliweg 29, CH-4900 Langenthal, Switzerland, Tel. +41 (0)62 922 45 65, Fax +41 (0)62 922 01 14.

Rio Grande: New Mexico, 800-545-6566.

Rockler Woodworking and Hardware: 4365 Willow Drive, Medina, MN 55340, 800-279-4441.

Scythe Supply: 496 Shore Rd., Perry, ME 04667, 207-853-4750.

The Saw Wright (Matt Cianci): PO Box 6231, Warwick, RI  02887.

Scott Meek: Artisan crafted fine furniture and hand tools. (828) 283-0796. scott@scottmeekwoodworks.com

Shelter Institute of Building and Design: Woodbutcher Tools, 873 Route One, Woolwich, ME 04579, (207) 442-7938.

Ship's Coy. Forge: 265 Sugar Hill Rd, Lisbon NH 03585.

Small Parts:13980 N.W. 58th Ct., PO Box 4650 Miami Lakes, FL 33014.
 

Snow & Nealley: PO Box 876, Bangor, ME 04402, 800-933-6642.

Sorby, Robert, Specialist Woodworking Tools

Sterling Tool Works (Chris Kuehn): PO Box 11, Fallston, MD  21047

Thomas Flinn Hand Saws: 114 Harvest Lane, Sheffield, England S3 8EG, +44 (0) 114 272 5387.

Tools Index Tools for Working Wood: PO Box 1951, New York, NY 10159, 800-426-4613, 212-604-9535.

Chris Topp & Co.: The real wrought iIron company, http:/www.christopp.co.uk.

U.J. Ramelson Company, Inc.: 165 Thomas St., Newark, NJ 07144, 973-589-5422.

Vesper Tools: Hand Tools for all woodworkers, Chris Vesper, 93 Gomms Rd., Somerville, 3912 VIC. Australia.

Vogt Toolworks: Tico Vogt, 42 Gailor Lane, Sarasota Springs, NY  12866. ticovogt@gmail.com.

Wenzloff & Sons
: 299 Herndon Parkway, Unit #210, Herndon, VA 20170, 800-884-1373.

wkTools.com: Wiktor Kuc, 9900 Spain Rd. NE, Suite I-2048, Albuquerque, NM 87111, (505) 401-6020.

Woodcraft Supply: 313 Montvale Ave., Woburn, MA 01801, 781- 935-6414, Fax: (781) 935-6454, boston-retail@woodcraft.com.

Wooden Boat Store: Naskeag Road, PO Box 78, Brooklin, Maine 04616, 1-800-273-SHIP (7447), Overseas Call 207-359-4647.

Woodpeckers: 800-752-0725.

Crafters:

C.H. Becksvoort: Furniture maker. Box 12, New Gloucester, ME  04260. (207) 926-4608

Claire Minihan: Travishers.

Freddy Roman: Maker and restorer, furniture repair, touch-ups, French polishing, gold leafing, harp repair, wood carving and turning, reproduction furniture. (860) 670-2584

Patrick Sebrey: Luthier. 483 Coggins Hill Rd., Union, ME  04862. (207) 542-0775. thehilltopworks@yahoo.com

Riversong Housewright: Design, Consult, Engineer, Teach. (802)272-7252. Housewright@ponds-edge.net

Texas Heritage Woodworks: Handcrafted heriloom furniture. (512) 797-4552. jason@txheritage.net

Wilcox Bows: 72 North Ocean Road, Machiasport, ME  04655. (207)255-3379. stimwilcox@yahoo.com